The TerraOnion MEGASD is reaching customers who pre-order this week!

A few friends have received the MEGASD today on the mail, and it looks like the news are not that great. People are complaining about the sound on the system. To this moment I have two people that mentioned no sound on all SEGA CD games, and one reported no sound on SEGA Genesis games, plus Mega Drive games do not load. It looks like the TerraOnion MEGA SD is off to a bad start. One of these friends said he does not recommend the MEGA SD to anyone, it’s been a hassle to him to make the thing work properly. I have never seen people complain about the Everdrive, and this is supposed to be better.

I have not purchased one, because it is quite expensive and I rather get my third Commodore Amiga computer on my collection than this and they would be pretty much the same price, LOL!

In all seriousness, I will keep an eye on this development and report it right here for you!

SEGA sends out review units of the SEGA Genesis Mini to the media, including some of your favorite youtubers! Here’s what they are thinking!

There is nothing like sit down, relax and see some of your favorite YouTubers from the classic gaming scene review a new retro console that we still can’t get our hands on! Let’s get real, we are not big enough (yet!) to receive some of these review units ourselves when they are about to be released, so we have to rely on our trustworthy YouTube gaming celebrities to know what’s the deal on some new toy that’s coming along!

The actual SEGA Genesis Mini will be released to the public on September 19th, 2019, and it’s being expected to be at least to the level of Nintendo’s NES and SNES mini consoles, so, now that some units are out in the able hands of journalists and YouTubers, what’s the buzz around the unit?

8bits4ever just announced their new MSX2+ FPGA clone system, and you won’t believe how much it costs!

8bits4ever, the famed retro computer hardware developer from Europe has done it again with another fantastic product at a really affordable price point. Famous on the MSX scene by their Carnivore cartridges, 8bits4ever just announced the SX-1 Mini, a MSX2+ FPGA system for the MSX aficionados (like me!).

We’ve purchase their MSX products before and we are absolutely pleased with the quality and reliability of their products, and we strongly recommend 8bits4ever for anyone looking into the MSX platform as a hobby (like me!). With original MSX, MSX2 and MSX2+ systems from the 80’s and 90’s getting into unbelievable prices everywhere, you can pre-order this beauty right now at 8bits4ever official website for a fraction of the cost of an used machine that will honestly lack reliability in the long term.

This is what their website says:

Mark Bussler Leaves YouTube for Amazon Video. First Episode is already ready to be viewed.

Mark Bussler, from Classic Game Room, one of the oldest gaming channels on YouTube, is moving away from the platform and going into Amazon Video. His move was reported to his Patreon subscribers a few weeks ago, but the news of the move came out last week as reported by Pat the NES Punk on his “Completely Unnecessary Podcast“.

Following the move from Mark, Pat interviewed him again for the “Not So Common Podcast” a YouTube program in which Pat Contri interviews other YouTubers, mainly gaming-related content creators and personalities. This is one of my favorite podcasts, since we can get a glimpse on what other gaming chanel’s creators are thinking, a bit of their history, how they work and their plans for the future.

Nintendo Says Mario is a Plumber Again

After announcing by the time Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch that Mario was NOT only a plumber anymore, Nintendo back paddled this week and announced once more that Mario is actually what everyone knows since the 80’s: Mario is actually a plumber!

The report showed on Nintendo Everything, and it states that Nintendo updated Mario’s Japanese bio, adding back his original profession.

Super Mario Encyclopedia Update: The Limited Edition Surprise Covers

This is just a quick update. If you want to know more about the Super Mario Encyclopedia, make sure you read our full article about it right here.

Anyways, we have an update on the Limited Edition of the Encyclopedia that will make Mario fans rejoice! The $80 limited edition of the Super Mario Encyclopedia will come in a surprise block slipcase with an actual surprise inside: There are four different holofoil covers
(Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up) and there’s no way of telling which one’s inside before purchase. How cool is that?

Long Lost Donkey Kong Game Finally Dumped!

Did you knew that Nintendo used to license their classic games to be played in personal computers in Japan? That’s right! The strict “never-licensing anything” Nintendo of Japan used to allow the release of their NES and Arcade titles in Japanese computers of the 80’s, and one of these instances was a certain Donkey Kong game released on the Sharp X1 Computer in late 1984 called “Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushuu“, also know as “Donkey Kong 3: The Great Counterattack“.

Hudson Soft was granted the right to port Nintendo’s classics to these computers, and while many other Nintendo games released for computers had been dumped in the past and preserved forever on the digital world, this obscure title has not enjoyed the same fate… until now!

Square Enix Does It Again with Chrono Trigger on PC

The gaming community was taken by surprise today with the Steam release of Chrono Trigger, the classic SNES RPG, considered by many, the best game ever made on that platform.

However, like other previous Square Enix classics ports released on Steam, this port suffers from similar issues which makes it a very poor port. It seems to me that Square Enix is not, or does not want to make it right with it’s classic titles on PC.